Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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Latest Research

October 23, 2014
Almost 700,000 children younger than 6 received the wrong medication or dose at home between 2002 and 2012, a new study finds. Just over one-fourth of these mistakes involved a child receiving the prescribed dose twice...
October 23, 2014
Teens who play high-contact sports such as football, hockey, lacrosse or wrestling are more likely than those who play noncontact sports to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes or marijuana, a new study suggests. Playing...
October 6, 2014
Chronic use of alcohol can disrupt a person’s sleep months or even years after a person stops drinking, according to researchers from Boston University School of Medicine. The researchers say chronic alcohol use can...
October 6, 2014
Teenagers who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at increased risk of using marijuana, drinking alcohol and smoking, a new study finds. They are also at risk of getting poor grades, HealthDay reports. The...
October 6, 2014
Parents who provide their teens with alcohol and a place to consume it may think they are teaching their children “responsible drinking.” A new review of studies concludes this view is misguided. Researchers found...
October 6, 2014
The number of American adults who are trying e-cigarettes for the first time appears to be stabilizing, a new government study finds. While the proportion of adults who have ever used e-cigarettes increased about 3...
October 6, 2014
A national survey finds Americans are significantly more likely to have a negative attitude about drug addiction than mental illness. “While drug addiction and mental illness are both chronic, treatable health...
September 30, 2014
People who overcome a substance use disorder have less than half the risk of those who do not overcome it of developing a new addiction, according to researchers at Columbia University. “The results are surprising, they...
September 30, 2014
People tend to drink more alcohol on days they exercise, suggests a new study. Beer is the most popular post-workout alcoholic beverage, Time reports. The 150 adults who participated in the study used a smartphone app...
September 30, 2014
A new study finds cigarette tax increases and smoke-free policies have reduced both smoking and alcohol use. The researchers found consumption of beer and hard liquor declined in states where strict anti-tobacco...

 

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